Welcome to BioBlitz 2013

The Wildscreen Media Team are at Kings Weston House on this fantastically sunny Bristol day to capture action as it happens. We’ll be photographing plants, filming anything that flies and blogging about mini-beasts! So stay tuned as we tally the species throughout the day.

Pond dipping at BioBlitz

First off, Wildscreen pond dippers extraordinaire Becky, Claire and Helen jumped at the chance to join the pond-dipping expedition this morning. Accompanying naturalist Trudi, the intrepid trio joined the children of Christ Church CE Primary School to delve into the murky waters of the nearby pond.

Pond dipping at BioBlitz

The resulting net-fulls of green pond weed soon revealed a fantastic ecosystem of critters galore! Freshwater hoglice scrambled around elegantly stretching leeches, whilst a diving beetle made a bid for freedom past some enormous pond snails. And there was even the bonus find of some tadpoles!

Pond dipping at BioBlitz
Back at BioBlitz headquarters, the Media Team are now awaiting the return of the first wave of foragers and for the tally of species to begin!

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